Thursday August 20 2020

This morning began cool with a hint of autumn as some inland places began in the 40s and 50s.  It will be a sunny and warm day, but a lot of action is on the way.

Our local outlook brings the increase of showers and thunderstorms more likely on Saturday.  The tropical outlook shows two storms that may get named by the end of the weekend. They are currently labeled by the National Hurricane Center Tropical Depression (T.D.) 13 and Invest 97 L. Both could reach the US next week.

An early look at that tropical forecast is below.

August 20 weather Thursday Tropical morning satellite


Morning Set Up

High Pressure has given us a clear and cool start. The old front is stalled along the coast with Low Pressure forming in the Carolinas. Thunderstorms will remain well to our south today, but try to return by this weekend.

August 20 weather Thursday morning satellite


Afternoon Highs

August 20 maryland weather high temperatures Thursday


Friday Morning Lows

August 20 maryland weather low temperatures Friday


Friday Afternoon Highs

August 20 maryland weather high temperatures Friday


Storm Forecast 

  • Central/Metro Region: Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon bring the best chance for storms.
  • Mountains: The weather will be more active starting today.
  • Beaches: The best chance for afternoon storms will be Saturday.



Tropical Outlook

Two storms are on the verge of being named. Tropical Depression 13 is still in the open Atlantic, and will cross the Caribbean, with a track possibly to south Florida. The other storm labeled  Invest97L in  the  Caribbean,  appears to be tracking to the central Gulf.  August 20 tropical weather satellite Thursday morning


Tropical Forecast Snapshot: Monday Morning

If TD 13 gets named first, it will be Laura. The other storm in the Caribbean would be Marco.

August 20 tropical storms forecast Monday


Forecast Animation




TD 13 (Laura) Forecast

For now this looks like a South Florida event, then curving into the Panhandle and up to the Mid Atlantic US as shown above.

August 20 Tropical Depression 13 National Hurricane Center Forecast

August 20 Tropical Depression 13 Computer Model Forecast


Invest 97L

As of now this looks like a Mexico: Yucatan Peninsula then western US Gulf Coast track.

August 20 Invest 97L Computer Model Forecast


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Temperature Outlook

August 20 maryland weather temperature outlook


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